Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips Review and Photos

Black nose strips have finally made their way to the US with Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips!

Using a similar technology to the Luminizing Black Mask I previously reviewed, the Pore Purifying Black Strips are formulated with Activated Charcoal, Silica, Witch Hazel Extract, Peony Root Extract, Menthol, Jojoba and Willowherb to absorb excess oil and impurities, exfoliate, tighten pores and deposit potent botanicals and antioxidants into the skin.

I have been using the regular Biore nose strips on and off for 15 years now and I find the Boscia ones to be a LOT bigger. Not only do they cover my tiny nose completely, they even go over part of my cheeks, which can be a plus if you have clogged pores in that area or a slightly bigger nose.

Application is the same. You wet your nose thoroughly with water, apply the nose strip with dry hands, press down for maximum contact, let dry, then peel.

The Boscia strips are also slightly tackier than the Biore ones and take a good 10-15 minutes to dry off completely. But like the Biore, they do a pretty good job degunking and removing whiteheads and dead skin on my nose and cheeks. Just look at the picture below – ewww!

After using Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strip

The only problem was the strips felt a little harsh on my sensitive, thin skin. My cheeks looked red and felt tingly after I used this and I never had this problem with other nose strips.

Other than that, Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips definitely get the job done and give you instant results.

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Pore Purifying Black Strips are available in a pack of 6 at Sephora for $15.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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